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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's monday, october 11th. and this morning, controversy in the race for new york governor. the republican candidate criticizes gays, says children shouldn't be brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is acceptable. he's here to defend those explosive comments. those 33 trapped miners in the final hours before their rescue. all of the men asking to be the last man out. this morning our cameras take you inside the escape capsule live. the desperate search under way for this missing 10-year-old girl who disappeared from her bedroom. why are police holding her stepmom in custody? we talk to her dad ahead. and imagine the painting hanging on your living room wall was really a michelangelo. how could it get into a home in buffalo? we take you inside the
international race to solve the mystery. good monday morning. hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend and that you have the day off. with politics less than a month to go, it's really starting to heat up. >> that's right. carl paladino, the republican candidate was speaking before a jewish group here in brooklyn last night. and he seemed to suggest that kids should not be exposed to homosexuality in schools. he went on to say "i don't want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option. it isn't." it comes in the wake of just hours after what some are calling the worst hate crime in the history of new york city. eight men arraigned for attacking a gay man and two gay teens here in new york city over the weekend. >> and the details of that crime
are absolutely chilling. well, how about this for an introduction? we take you inside one of the largest parties in the world, as the leader of north korea reveals the mysterious son set to take over the country. bob woodruff is there live for us this morning. we're going to begin with the carl paladino controversy. we're going to speak to mr. paladino in a moment. first, david muir is here with the story. >> good morning. the comments came during a campaign stop in brooklyn, carl paladino saying among other things that children should not be brainwashed. also, criticizing his opponent for marching in the gay pride parade earlier this year, and these remarks do come right after that brutal hate crime right here in new york city, a crime that police believe could be among the worst in this city's history. the anti-gay remarks making front page headlines this morning were delivered by new york republican gubernatorial
candidate carl paladino during his visit to a brooklyn synagogue. >> i didn't march in a gay parade this year, a gay pride parade this year. my opponent did, and that's not the example that we should be showing our children and certainly not in our schools. >> reporter: the audience, a group of orthodox jewish leaders, applaud. >> and don't misquote me as wanting to hurt homosexual people in any way. that would be a dastardly lie. my approach is live and let live. i just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family. and i don't want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option. it isn't. >> reporter: it's not just the comments themselves making headlines. so is the timing. his remarks were delivered on the same day eight people were arraigned in new york city after a brutal attack on a gay man and
two gay teens who police say were beaten and sodomized because they were gay. >> when you hear the details of what occurred, torture really is the only word that comes to mind. >> reporter: after paladino's remarks, a spokesman for democratic opponent andrew cuomo said the comments display a stunning homophobia, and a glaring disregard for basic equ equality. later the campaign maintains that paladino is not homophobic saying many new yorkers hold the same views. george, over to you. >> and mr. paladino joins us now. good morning. >> good morning, george. >> you heard what andrew cuomo's champ had to say. they call it "a stunning homophobia and a glaring disregard for basing equality." >> at first he called me an anti-semitic. now he wants to call me a
homophobic. i'm not a homophobic. i have no reservations whatsoever about gays, only except for marriage. i don't believe -- >> let me press you on that because your remarks yesterday seemed to be go further than that. you said you don't want kids to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option. it isn't. and you talk about the example toward children set by homosexuality, saying it shouldn't happen, certainly not in our schools. were you saying that gay men and women shouldn't teach in our schools? >> no, that's not what i'm saying. i'm saying that -- i have a nephew, and my nephew is a wonderful boy, and he's gay. and i see the difficulty he suffers every day with discriminatory people. and i think that's the root of that. you know, andrew cuomo said he took his children to a gay pride parade. i was at one in toronto one time. we stumbled on it, my wife and i. it wasn't pretty.
it was a bunch of very extreme type people in bikini-type outfits grinding at each other and doing these gyrations and i certainly wouldn't let my young children see that. >> you do say you don't want people to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option. that sounds like you're suggesting that homosexuals are less valid less successful human beings. >> we have extremists in every walk of life, people that go that extra, they have to display, they have to flaunt themselves. and that's -- generally my remarks are talking about his acceptance of his activity of going and taking his children to go see a gay parade. >> do you believe homosexuality is a choice? >> i've had difficulty with that. my nephew tells me he didn't have that choice. and i believe it's a very, very difficult life for a young person. i believe that young people should not necessarily be exposed to that without some really, really mature background first before so they can learn
to deal with it. it's a very difficult thing. and i sensitize with it totally. these remarks by cuomo's camp and the news and "the post" are totally taken out of context. it started with a remark that i excised from a statement that had been drawn. >> yeah, i wanted to ask about that. >> and i took that statement out. i wouldn't say that. >> right. the sentence was there is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual. >> that was not my -- i would not adopt that word. >> how did is it get in the prepared remarks? it was in the prepared remarks and it was distributed after the speech, yet when you were reading the remarks you skipped over it. >> my remarks are dictated generally to a person, okay, who put that in there. my first reading of it was really quickly in the car just as we were getting out, and i saw that remark, and i crossed it out on my sheets.
and i got inside, and i read my remarks and then afterwards, somebody in the rabbinical group distributed that. distributed that, what had originally been prepared. but it was crossed off. and i refused to say it because it's not true. it's not the way i feel about things. >> you mentioned the different charges, the various charges that mr. cuomo has made, saying you're a racist, saying you're a sexist and so much of this is rooted in the e-mails that you've admitted to sending around through the campaign. >> george, my problem with all that is that the press does not hold cuomo to the same standards that they hold me. anything he says, they come and they shoot at me from every possible angle. and as you probably know -- >> it's not what he said. these are your e-mails. we're not going to show them
because they're pretty out there. >> well, they've been over this topic time and time again. it's something that they used originally to try to define me. the people have heard it. they know that i've apologized to anyone who's offended by me forwarding e-mails that have been sent to me. >> do you concede at least that the comments you made yesterday could be seen as insensitive in the light that they come in the same weekend where you've had the biggest anti-gay hate crime in the history of new york city? >> no, i think my comments were directed at just the confusion that people have had over this issue. i wanted to clearly distinguish that my feelings about homosexuality were no different than those of the catholic church. i'm a catholic. there are 7.5 million catholics in the state of new york. i wanted to make it clear what my position was, and i think i clearly defined it. i only have one problem with homosexuality, and that's their desire to be married. and beyond that, i don't have a problem whatsoever. >> okay, mr. paladino, thanks
very much. >> thank you, george. we're going to switch topics now to the 33 miners trapped for nearly two months nearly a half mile underground in the mine in chile. they're on the verge of being rescued this morning. the drill team broke through to the men on saturday, but they're not out of the woods yesterday. we have team coverage of the rescue efforts. david kerley will have more on the escape capsule in a moment, but first jeffrey kofman at the san jose mine in chile. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they're tantalizingly close. to freedom. take a look at this from the local paper in santiago, that black hole, the size that will have to take them up to freedom. 21 inches across. you know, they're going to have to actually lie like this and roll their shoulders before they get locked into that cage. rescue now scheduled for wednesday. in about 48 hours this custom-built capsule will be carrying the first miner to
freedom. they call it phoenix. for 15-minute trip, each miner will wear an oxygen mask, a heart monitor and temperature gauge. he will have an open phone line, and operations will be able to watch him in a camera pointed at his face. all with while squeezed into a capsule about 21 inches in diamet diameter. not much bigger than a regulation basketball hoop. if something goes wrong on the 2,000-foot journey to the surface, there is an escape system that allows the miner to separate the capsule so he can be lowered back to the mine. because of the need for agility, the first miner to rise will be among the most healthy. but who will go last? >> they were fighting again yesterday because every one of them wanted to be at the end of the line, not at the beginning. >> reporter: early this morning engineers finished lining the top 300 feet of the rescue shaft with steel casing because of concerns about loose rocks falling on the rescue capsule. down in the mine, ten of the miners have serious medical
the stifling heat and humidity and even the dust contributing to fungal infections and lung function issues. over the weekend, this drill broke through to the trapped men. a bell announced the breakthrough to the miners' families at the makeshift camp outside the gates. a sweet moment it was. now, the one curious footnote here, the number 33 seems to have special significance. there are 33 miners trapped below. it took the plan "b" drill 33 days to reach them. and of the more than 1,000 journalists accredited here at this remote mine site, they represent 33 countries. george? >> that is some coincidence. jeffrey, thank you very much. >> teams including nasa have helped. that rescue capsule, 21 inches wide, it's known as the phoenix. and it's similar to the rescue capsule used in the mine collapse in pennsylvania. back in 2002. david kerley is in somerset, pennsylvania, with the lessons learned there.
david? >> reporter: hey, george, this is the capsule that they used back in '70 -- 2002. built in '72. it's nine feet tall, and you've been saying and jeffrey's been saying it, it's 21 inches wide. it's a very tight fit. we're going to give you a sense of what the miners are going to go through in the coming days. i'll give you a sense of how tight as i come up. bill arnold is going to close the door. this is the only difference between the one in chile. they actually have a door that opens. this one slides down. as you can see, george, it is a very tight fit. >> david, can you hear me? can you move anything at all? >> yeah, you know, i'm going to grab this camera, george, here just to give you a sense. my shoulders, there really is no room here. the shoulders are right against this side. both ways. plenty of head room but really there is not a ton of room here. it's going to be kind of a claustrophobic ride for them up the shaft. there's a lot of debris falling
around them. theirs will be closed unlike the screen that's on this one. >> okay, david kerley, thanks very much. robin? >> okay, thank you, george. david really gives us a sense of what those miners till face. we're joined by the two that led the drilling effort to reach the trapped miners. jim stefanic is the operations manager and jeff hart, the drill operator who was at the controls on saturday when they finally broke through the last few feet. thank you, gentlemen, so much for being with us this morning. and let me start with you, jeff, because you have done this a time or two before, never with 33 lives hanging in the balance like that. it seems at one point like you were saying, come on baby, come on baby. what was it like to finally break through? >> you know, it's overwhelming. we fought, forever it seemed like, trying to get this hole down. and it fought back. you put in an overwhelming amount of stress on yourself because there is lives at stake. and, you know, to finally break
through, it's one of those things you just can't explain. it's an overwhelming sense to finally have that done. >> and, jim, you were on the phone with the trapped miners. their families were all around you when the breakthrough happened. describe the scene for us. >> it was a very exciting moment. we had done it when we broke through the first time on the 12-inch hole. so it was something we had worked together on before. and when we broke through this time on the 26-inch hole, we knew we had it done. >> and jeff was brought in from afghanistan. you were digging wells for the army there. everyone says you're the best in the business. what was most difficult about this particular project? >> you know, there's a number of things that are difficult about this. i think the first and foremost is that the fact that there's 33 lives at stake. and it's kind of your responsibility. we do what we do every day. but in this case, you take a more personal approach to it. the strata here or the geology is one of the toughest there is
to drill. it's extremely, extremely hard, but yet there are sections that are broken. so we're trying to maintain a course without directional tools. and when you have a broken-up portion of a hole that allows it to go in a different direction, it's very hard to stay on course. it was very hard on bits. so we definitely had our issues. it was a very, very difficult hole. >> and there was a lot of celebration over the weekend. but there is still a lot of concern, of course, until the 33 miners are out of the ground like that. tell us the dangers that are remaining right now, jim. >> there's always the danger of a capsule maybe having some troubles getting in and out, but i don't think that's going to be a big problem, hopefully. >> yeah, that is the hope of many. and, jim, just tell us, as we go away, how great is that guy next to you at what he does? >> oh, jeff here, he's definitely one of the best guys i've worked with. and i'm sure glad we got him
down here because he's part of what made this possible. and that's part of the thing. getting things accomplished as teamwork and there was a lot of teamwork here, not just jeff and i, but also a lot of other people that worked on this project. there's a lot of other people that are not here right now. they're on the rig. everybody did a heck of a job. it's a good team effort altogether. >> coordinated effort all the way around. gentlemen, thank you very much, and all the best going forward. take care. >> thank you. have a good day. >> thank you much. >> and so humble, too. let's get the rest of the morning's news. say good morning to juju chang. >> good morning, robin and george. happy columbus day. we begin with gas prices this holiday morning. they've reached their highest level in five months. a survey out this morning shows prices rose 8 cents in the last two weeks alone averaging $2.80 a gallon nationwide.
that's 32 cents more than last year at this time. and they could move even higher because of the weak dollar and the rising costs of crude oil. for the second year in a row, social security checks won't be getting any bigger. this week the government is expected to announce that inflation is too low to trigger a cost of living increase. 58 million americans receive social security. well, he was called the king of rock and soul. music legend solomon burke has died. ♪ everybody needs somebody everybody needs somebody ♪ >> burke's powerful voice was behind "cry to me" in "dirty dancing." he influenced a generation of rock, r&b and pop singers. burke died of natural causes and leaves behind 21 children and more than 100 grandchildren. he was 70 years old. and it's being called one big step for space tourism. the virgin galactic aircraft designed to shuttle civilian tourists into space for $200,000
each has flown solo for the first time. a mother ship released it at 45,000 feet over the mojave desert sunday. the first test flight to space is still at least a year away, but already 370 customers have sent in deposits and the runway has already been built in new mexico. and that's the news at 7:19. >> as richard branson said, the sky is no longer the limit. >> 200k a pop. >> i know. is there a refundable deposit if you change your mind? >> not for acts of god or weather, i'm sure. >> okay, juju, thanks. time now for the weather and good morning, monday morning, to sam champion. >> hey, good morning, everyone. and we're starting this week in october with summerlike heat still holding on in the country. check minneapolis. normally, you're at 61 degrees this time of year. 77 for the high today. memphis, you're at 88 today. there's an awful lot of warm air still holding, and some of that will spark some strong storms. north of dallas and texarkana. strong storms this area that
>> should also mention this late summer heat is not just a problem for the south but l.a.'s at 85 today. it looks like phoenix is at 91. san francisco is back at 77 degrees so there's a lot of warmth on the board for october. robin and george? >> thank you. coming up, the desperate search for the missing 10-year-old who disappeared from her bedroom in the middle of the night. why is her stepmom under arrest? we'll ask the little girl's father to join us live. and learning how to haggle. wait till you see what the hidden camera reveals about the secret art of buying a car. it can save you a lot. >> it sure can. and a painting hanging in a home in buffalo, new york. it could be, what, a michelangelo, a masterpiece?
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a preteen fad as well. first, the fbi has been called to assist in the search for a disabled little girl who mysteriously disappeared this weekend from her own bedroom. her stepmom is now in custody. police doubt that someone is involved by someone outside the home. let's get the latest from yunji de nies in hickory, north carolina. yunji. >> reporter: good morning, george. the fbi and u.s. marshals have joined the search looking for zahra baker. it is day three of the search and so far, no sign of the missing 10-year-old. zahra baker is a little girl who's overcome enormous challenges. diagnosed with bone cancer in early childhood, she beat the disease but lost her left leg and her hearing in the process. this is her back in may, receiving hearing aids from a local clarity. >> better than without them?
>> reporter: the 10-year-old's father and stepmother reported her missing on saturday afternoon. they say they last saw her asleep in her bed around 2:30 in the morning. when they checked on her the next day. her room was empty. her prosthesis was gone but her hearing aids were left behind. police immediately issued an amber alert, searching the neighborhood and surrounding woods. >> obviously, the longer we go without knowing where she is, the less of a chance she is going to have to survive. we need to do everything we can to find her as soon as possible. >> reporter: people who live here say the family is new the to neighborhood. this little boy asked the question everyone wants answered. >> how did she get lost? >> i'm not sure, buddy. that's what we're trying to figure out. >> reporter: investigators initially suspected that zahra may have been inducted by a stranger. now, they say that's less likely. on saturday, they arrested her stepmother, alu lisa baker on a
number of charges. they say they have not ruled her out as a person of interest. now, all but one of the charges against her are misdemeanors, charges like bad checks and driving with bad tires. >> joining me from hickory, north carolina, is zahra's father, adam baker, and chief of police tom adams. mr. baker, i can only imagine what you're going through right now. your daughter is missing. your wife is in custody. do you think your wife could have had something to do with zahra's disappearance? >> i wouldn't like to think so. it could be possible. >> it could be possible? >> well, what have you heard? >> -- >> that's probably something that we just want to remain an investigation. >> you want it to remain an
investigation. but you haven't ruled out that aliza baker is a person of interest in the case? >> we haven't ruled anything out. we've done the amber alert to make sure at that information got out there to see her in the public. we just haven't ruled anything out yet. all possibilities are there. >> when you say you haven't ruled anything out. let me just be clear because there's been some inconsistency on this as well. have you ruled out mr. baker has a suspect? >> again, this investigation is ongoing. we cannot rule out anybody at this time. we just want to make sure that we do a very methodical investigation. and as time progresses, we may be able to rule out folks. but right now, everybody possibility is there. >> well, mr. baker, that's got to be very hard to hear. why don't you tell us in your own words what happened. i understand that the last time you saw zahra was about 2:30 a.m. saturday morning. she was sleeping in her bed?
>> that's what -- she went in and checked on her. >> you didn't go in and check on her as well? >> no, i was asleep. >> when was the last time you saw zahra? >> it would have been probably thursday night and then i went up and got to work. >> you didn't see her all day friday. she's sleeping friday when you get home. so there was a long period of time when you didn't see zahra when eliza baker may have been home with her. the next change happened, early saturday morning, 5:00, 5:30, firefighters are called to your house? >> yes, sir. >> you didn't check on zahra then? >> no. i was a big panic because we had the fire in the yard and i was talking to investigators in the backyard. >> so you went back to sleep.
then you left the house around 11:00 or noon saturday. you got back around 2:00 p.m., and that's when you reported that zahra was missing? >> yes, sir. >> that's the first time you that believe that she was gone? >> yeah, i was -- i came back from looking at a job and started some work in the yard, and her mother came out and started screaming that zahra was missing. >> what did she tell you? what did she say had happened? what did she know? >> she didn't know very much. she came out crying and panicking, telling me zahra was gone. i went inside, searched the house. started searching around the block. called the police. >> chief, let me just ask you another question. you've been checking surveillance tapes in the neighborhood. have they turned up anything that can help you get to the
bottom of this? >> yeah, we're looking at all surveillance around the area. looking at surveillance videos from different businesses throughout the city that we can corroborate our investigation, our interviews with. so we're trying to establish a good time line for what occurred between those hours. >> thank you for that. one final question, it goes back, it now seems that you wonder whether your wife had something to do with your daughter's disappearance. how does it make you feel? and what did she say about it when you asked her? >> she wasn't very -- i didn't talk to her very much when i called the police. i think just about every officer in hickory came to the house.
i haven't really seen my wife since then. i just hope i can get my daughter back. >> well, we certainly hope so. we certainly hope you can get her back soon and safe. mr. baker, chief, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> it time for the weather and sam champion. >> george, we're go doing start in oklahoma city with pretty large storm pictures. we have storm chasers looking out there for severe weather. i know it's october where we have deep heat in the deep south. we're going to have the storms kicking up. if you're in this area, from texarkana to austin, to houston, dallas is kind of in the mix there a little bit. i would also say the entire state of pennsylvania from pittsburgh into philly will be at risk for strong to severe
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purchase some 37 million used cars this year, and the number is growing as people, of course, try to save money. but how do you know if you're paying too much? our consumer correspondent elisabeth leamy is here with a hidden camera experiment. >> yes, good hagglers saved themselves an average of 10% to 15% so it is worth it to learn. that's why we went under cover with multiple hidden cameras to teach you. >> reporter: even people who love cars often hate car buying. we set out to change that by going undercover to show you how to haggle. >> what's this? >> reporter: our experts still agreed on auto website edmunds.com. our mission to buy a honda odyssey, our budget $20,000. >> this was a car that we needed
to get. >> reporter: dealership number one, strategy number one, try to get the salesman to name the first price so you know you're not starting too high. here goes. i was wondering what are you really telling them for. >> here's our flight. >> reporter: next, drop the name of edmunds.com where phil works. >> is that a problem? >> well, it's not a problem. i think it doesn't reflect really what the market is. >> reporter: bring a anyway saying wing man along. that's my job to pooh-pooh the car and the price. i don't know, phil, you actually want something with less miles. i actually like the other make and model better. something like that. and when the salesman goes to talk to his manager, you should leave, too. >> we were sending the signal that we were not going to be controlled. >> let's go. >> reporter: next, we left together. >> we want to sell you an odyssey. >> not right now.
>> but you never know. >> reporter: never finalize a car deal without leaving the lot. dealership number one called phil three times while we were on the way to dealership number two. >> we stirred the beehive. >> reporter: always shop more than one dealership. and you make sure they know about each other. >> we do have an appointment somewhere else. >> and if you can keep us from keep the other appointment. >> okay. >> yes, another appointment at another dealer. >> i know. >> reporter: when you're ready to make the all-important opening offer, give good reasons and a firm number. >> based on, you know, what we've seen in other car lots and our budget, the fact that it's a little higher miles than we thought. we'd be prepared to offer you now $20,300. >> reporter: and then shut up. >> when you say it and you're absolutely still after that, it really puts a certain amount of pressure on now. >> reporter: dealership number two's response from a manager.
>> what i can do for you is bring it down to $22,865. >> reporter: the dealer cams down by more than $1,000. phil go goes up with about $500 here. >> we're kind of working with a budget. we would be happy to come up to $21,000. >> reporter: no matter what they say, worry about your own budget, not theirs. >> i don't want to lose money. >> we can't worry about that. that's not our problem. i mean that in the nicest possible way. >> i totally understand. >> reporter: shop at the end of the month and look for stale cars that have been sitting around for a while. >> i notice here that they've had it for more than a month. >> reporter: the offer on the table is now $21,500. this time, the manager's manager comes over. >> so with that said, could we make a deal there?
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until november 28th at ikea. the life improvement store. all those happy, smiling faces. happy columbus day. alongside george, i'm robin. and we are very excited to welcome the newest contributor to our family. that is that woman right there, elisabeth hasselback. you know her from "the view." she's going to be bringing her hot button family, lifestyle and parenting issues. >> and she's starting with tackling tattoos. right now, did you know that 40% of teens have tattoos. and a lot of parents struggling with whether they will actually let their kids get them. >> she's already on my good side
because she's wearing the same color. because she called. what are you wearing, robin? all right, girlfriend. plus, she was first to score a 9 on "dancing with the stars." we're talking about audrina patridge. somebody who you say is your favorite week in and week out. >> kyle massey. >> he's going for it. >> cameron mathison spent some time with them. behind the scenes, and we'll have come coming up in this half hour. the next half hour, we're going to talk to an amazing photographer. anne geddes. she captures babies. at the beginning of their lives. they're wonderful photos. we're going to see her surprising new photos at 8:30, meet the fascinating woman behind the lens. it's incredible. >> get ready to go ooh, aww a great deal. let's go back upstairs to juju with the news. good morning, everyone. we begin with the frenzied countdown to midterm elections
three weeks from tomorrow. president obama will be on the campaign trail six of the next seven days trying to convince democrats to get out and vote. there was this unscripted moment in philadelphia sunday. someone threw a book at the president but missed him. it's unclear who tossed it. new york republican gubernatorial candidate carl paladino is defending himself this morning after a comment about homosexuals at a campaign event. he said that children show not be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is acceptable. this morning, he told george he has no reservations about gays except for their desires to marry. now to north korea, the normally secretive and isolated nations has just staged one of the largest celebrations in the world to publicly debut the mysterious son who is set to take over the country. our bob woodruff is there for us this morning. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning, juju. this has been three days as a series of remarkable events and performances. in fact, one of them was the biggest one they've ever had here in north korea in history.
♪ north korea may well be the world's most isolated country, state with few allies, but they do know how to put on a show. i've been to this square before many times. but i've never been able to get this close to the troops. a crisply choreographed mix of pageantry and fire power. crowds primed with anticipation. now at that music's stopped which was really loud, now it's silence. he's right up there, kim jong-il and his son kim jong-un. watch. kim jong-il looking frail appeared first. then just a few feet away, his son, kim jong-un, the handpicked successor to the family dynasty. in his late 20s, kim jong-un was until now an obscurity. the youngest the kim's three
boys, he's swiss educated and said to be a fan of basketball star michael jordan. the two older brothers were passed over, a choice made easier when the eldest son was caught with a false passport trying to get to disneyland in tokyo. the middle son has not made much of an impression. on the street here, they know very little about kim jong-un, she says she doesn't even know his age. and little kids i talked to know nothing about their new possible leader either. they were much more interested in seeing themselves on my video camera. yet these children will most likely one day be led by the man they now call the young general. bob woodruff, abc news. north korea. >> a rare glimpse into north korea. that's one of the several topics we'll be asking hillary clinton about as robin sits down with an exclusive interview with the secretary of state thursday on "gma." and now a new arrival at
seaworld, orlando, a 350-pound calf was born. as you call recall, the mom is 34 years old and this is baby number seven for her. that's the news at 8:05. time for the weather with sam champion. good morning, sam. >> good morning, juju. it is a busy morning. go ahead, folks. go ahead. wait, wait, wait. all right. go ahead. i told you i was a little tired this morning you had to pick up the slack. you did a great job. let's head to the boards. first, the twitter pictures. we asked yesterday to shoot us pictures of fall color. if you've got it, beginning to turn in a lot of locations, greenwich, connecticut. look at north michigan. gorgeous. atlanta as well higher elevations you've got color. later this week you'll change a lot in new england. we'll begin to see a lot of peak color. in seattle, all the way to the west coast, there's a warming trend. 60s in the northern areas. in the 80s in other directions. it's fairly comfortable in that
direction. this stationary front doesn't mean a lot to a lot of people. it's cool to the north of it. and warm to the south of it. where there will be strong storms is basically through pennsy >> all right. we'll have more from times square in the next half hour. now to george, elisabeth. that's right, special
introduction, elisabeth hasselback, the newest member of the "gma" family is here. we've seen her handle hot topics on "the view." here she's going to handle parenting issues, starting -- i guess this is the growing trend. more and more teens want tattoos. it's great to have you here. >> george, it's great to be here. i'm quite thankful. you know, it's true. these tattoos are on the rise, increasingly more common in hallways throughout the country. and many parents are quite concerned about the impressions they're going to make to the infections they could potentially get. >> reporter: on the red carpet, to the music charts to the soccer field. even the best-seller list, it seems tattoos are everywhere. oh, do you have a lot of tattoos. no doubt about it. those permanent ink etchings once associated with popeye and big screen bad boys have gone mainstream. >> oh, it looks so good. oh, i love it. >> i know. >> reporter: they're now sported by men and women, old and young, and increasingly the very young.
>> in the last ten years, we've seen a larger and larger number of teenagers coming in and getting at a times too. >> reporter: a 2010 pew research study found at least 40% of young people age 18 to define have tattoos. increasingly supportive of young people's decisions to get tattoos are their parents. according to a cafe mom online ballot 15% of moms say they'd allow their teens to get a tattoo. and 30% are either uncertain or open to the idea depending on a child's age. among them kathy lincecum who accompanied her son matthew to a tattoo parlor last week to present him with his 16th birthday present. a tattoo of a cross he'd been asking for for more than a year. >> i never thought in a million year, ten years ago, that we'd be getting our son a tattoo for his birthday. >> reporter: kathy said she was reluctant but months of conversation convinced her otherwise. >> it did pass through my mind.
he's going to look back and go, mom, why did you let me do this? but we talked about it for a long time, and it was something he never did change his mind on. >> reporter: according to dr. hallowell, a child psychologist, kathy's approach, keeping an open dialogue is the right tactic. >> if you said no way, the next day he'll come home with a tattoo. if you did say, let's talk about it i'm interested. why do you want it? i wouldn't want one. why do you? teach me. >> reporter: and frank discussion with a teen can go a long way, hallowell says, in helping teens to realize the permanent nature of tattoos. chief concerns with tattoos, risk of infection, worries that a teen will regret his or her decision and fears that employers will treat a person differently with a pat too. and ink on bodies can change for the worse over times.
>> i've seen where someone was tattooed at a really early age and the tattoo shifted its position by a good inch and a half to two inches. >> reporter: she doesn't regret her decision to get a heart tattoo on her stomach at age 16. >> i don't think the tattoo will get old to me. i honestly don't feel as though i'll have any reason to get it removed. >> reporter: and briana's mom stands by her decision as well. >> briana's a very mature girl for her age, and if it had been something temporary and she was a child that had fleeting fancies or changed her mind, but she's such a mature person. and we have very good communication. so that encouraged me to allow her to do it. >> reporter: while more and more parents are open to the idea of teenage tattoos, many are not. >> if they're 18, out of the house, then they can get it. >> reporter: what about signing a consent form? >> no, no, sorry, no good. telling you boys now, no go. >> reporter: one increasingly
popular alternative for those on the fence are temporary tattoos. temptus. they last three to five days before washing off. the company has seen a 1,000% increase in commercial sales in the past year. for teens like briana and matthew, a permanent tattoo is their tattoo of choice. a choice they're content to live with for the rest of their life. >> i like the idea that they are always there. so it is something that you have to really know that you cared deeply about. i like that almost a passion that's associated with that. >> i like how they're permanent on your skin. it's going to stay there for life. >> interestingly, they said the biggest reason for people regretting for getting their tattoos, saying they were too young when they got one. tattoo removal, as you know, can be a very long, expensive and painful process. >> elisabeth, some states, some parents don't have a choice? the rules vary across the country. >> they do, state by state and
oftentimes, city by city. the states we targeted in the piece were florida and arkansas. they do permit teens at the age of 18 to get a tattoo. >> you mentioned the risk of infection in the piece. there are some serious medical concerns? >> sure, those are things that we covered in the piece as well. all the more reason for parents to be involved in the process. the cdc found that only nine states do a thorough job of making sure the states follow strict standards. staph infection is one. with gloves, trained technicians. making sure that the pigment cups are new and sterilized. >> right now, ali and i are definitely in that last camp of parents. we don't even want to think about permanent tattoos. we've tried the temporary ones. you did, too. >> yeah, i tried the temptus here. one is three days old and one is two. it did open up the conversation with my 5-year-old daughter who
then said to me can i get one as well. we're in that conversation stage. >> you know, you give some examples, to open up the conversation. how do you make it clear to someone so young that these consequences are going to stay with them for a long time? >> well, the doctor suggested that that conversation start as a hot topic in the home. during a basketball game, watching a music video. those are permanent. what do you think about that? do you ever want to do that? there is always danger in bringing that up with someone. but the benefits may outweigh the risks in terms of letting that conversation happen. >> thanks very much. love having you here. >> thanks. what do you all think? would you allow your teen to get a tattoo? go to abcnews.com/gma and weigh in on the shoutout board. when we come back, cameron mathison goes behind the scenes with the youngest standout of "dancing with the stars." ppy su♪
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and tonight, you'll see "dancing with the stars" like never before. dancers will be competing in the rounds. that means the studio audience will surround a new circular stage. it's an unusual challenge for tonight's couples, including two of the youngest stars, audrina patridge and kyle massey. >> reporter: these two may be from different worlds, it's true. you but "dancing with the stars" is teaching them very similar lessons. i'm not just talking about how to dance, i'm talking about balance. this show very quickly teaches you how to balance work and play. >> three and four. >> reporter: kyle massey is ready to rumba. >> one, two, three, four. >> reporter: though, sometimes, the 19-year-old gets sidetracked by his imagination. >> aww. oh, baby. >> it's actually not like that
in the rumba, kyle. >> reporter: 25-year-old audrina patridge is preparing for tonight's argentine tango. as two of the youngest actors competes on "dancing with the stars," they share similar experiences. >> you've got the likability factor sewn up. it's brilliant what you do. >> reporter: they're both impressing the judges week after week. >> you dance with your heart, and that was the most touching dance of the night. >> reporter: they both bring young energy and attitude. and both discovered that grueling rehearsals leave little time for their social lives. >> you know, i don't get to spend as much time or go out a lot. because this is really important. >> as soon as i leave rehearsal. i go and go to my buddy's house. go to dinner. >> see a movie. >> see a movie. >> reporter: for kyle's food
fight. dinner with audrina is a lot quieter. >> i like cooking with a group of people and having fun. like girl it's, having wine, making tacos or having lasagna. i love pizza. >> reporter: thirst is the first time she learned thousand make pizza. in the beverly hills kitchen of spago. >> here you go. >> i never realized how hard it to really massage and place the dough to stretch it so it's not too soft and too thin. buffalo and mozzarella cheese and tomato. >> less is more. >> you don't want to take a bite and everything fall down. >> audrina, you don't have to make pizza. you want to make pizza? this is what you do, you dial a number and tell them what you want on it. >> hey, kyle, this pizza, you
can't get delivered. >> but golf, that's on me, baby. right here. >> oh, please. >> golf makes you relax, you know? life is like a really big game of golf, basically. you have your ups, your downs, your highs and lows. if you can see that you're bad and register on the folks that are good, you are always going to have a great outcome. >> reporter: playing a little golf, relaxing getting away from your stresses and concerns on the rumba which you're doing tonight? you think that can help hone your concentration? >> definitely. because once that people learn to relax and concentrate. that's what i'm doing on the dance floor. when i'm out there dancing, i don't think about anything other than dancing. >> reporter: he thinks a lot about his dance partner lacey
schwimmer. >> this is lacey, a very small titanium lacey. cameron, you're pretty good. it's really no match, i can make holes in one blind folded without thinking, probably on one foot, depending on how good i am today. >> that's unbelievable! >> that's -- oh! a good looking swing there, brother. >> yes! >> you're the man. you're the man. if you can do that, i can't wait to seat rumba tonight. >> yeah, rumba, it's going down. >> whatever these youngsters are doing, it's working. it really is, audrina and her partner tony were the first to get 9s from the judges last week. they were top of the leaderboard. kyle and his partner are doing very well. we'll have to see how they do tonight. >> all the magic of editing.
it's the real deal. do they see their youth as an advantage or disadvantage? >> kyle, he sees it as both. the judges may not take them as seriously, they have to really prove themselves to the judges. but he also says, being 19, it's a little easier remembering the routines. in his words, it's tough to teach an old dog new tricks. >> hey, hey, hey. >> he said it, not me. >> thanks so much. see more tonight, "dancing with the stars", 8:00, 7:00 central. coming up, darius rucker live. [ female uncer ] any hair shines in the spotlight.
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[ ship horn blows ] family and police want to hear from witnesses to saturday's night's fatal shootout. two died and two were critically injured riasmt now let's check in with frances and see how traffic is. >> a slower spot is san jose on northbound 101 all the way up to expressway. up to 30 miles an hour but everywhere else, you will find holiday light traffic. no delays at the toll plaza. looking good across the san mateo bridge and traffic flows well through san rafael.
looking at mount tamalpais this morning, look at temperatures and see how warm it's going to be low to mid 8 es around the bay. including san francisco, upper 80s morgan hill to low 90s in the north bay valleys and east bay valleys and low to mid-70s around the coast. half moon bay for 72 for the pumpkin weighing festival. things are going to get a little dicey especially around san francisco when the lows drop in san francisco 65 degrees. as far as the seven-day forecast it is going to hot through wednesday, ten degrees cooler
friday, another ten degree drop on sunday. ♪ all right all right ♪ i've got all i need ♪ ♪ i got all i need ♪ that's all right by me the song is called "all right." the singer is much more than all right. darius rucker. proves once from hootie and the blow fish to country music stardom. he releases his new country cd tomorrow. and he's going to perform his fastest rising single yet. as we say good morning, america. with george, i'm robin. all of these kids right here from theworldofmoney.org.
tell me in one second what you do. >> it's a literacy foundation to teach young children how to take care of their money. >> you're going to want to listen to the next guest, robert riesch. a former secretary of labor. he's got a provocative new book out called "aftershock." on top of everyone's minds. he's got provocative ideas on how to fix it. >> look at her grab the mike. i've got this. they're like nothing you've seen before, world renown photographer anne geddes is here to take us inside the pages of new book. have you seen these? we'll kick off this first with sam. >> good morning. absolutely gorgeous. everybody goes silent on me here. i don't know what to do when you're that silent. two things.
i've got to say, i love darius' boots. he'll be back in a second. where are you guys from? >> the air national guard, the 18th deployed to afghanistan. >> all of your loved ones are? >> in afghanistan. >> glad you're here. >> glad to be here. >> we want to tell you as you walk out the door on this monday, columbus day, by the way, take a look at houston. look how beautiful that shot is. you're right on the edge of widely scattered thunderstorms this morning and there will be some popping up during the day today. here goes that low. an area of a cold front that swings through. that run from tulsa, all the way around to san antonio. houston, you're right on the edge of it. you're more into the afternoon and evening hours that you'll get with the strong storms rolling by. a quick look at the board today on fly-by on columbus day as well. holiday in there, a parade in south dakota, we like to pull that out on a holiday.
>> all that weather was brought to you by carnival cruise line. george. >> thank you. friday's dismal job report made it pretty clear there won't be any change in the economy before the midterm elections next month. both parties seem committed to their talking points but our next guest with the root of the economic crisis deep and the ramifications could play out for decades and he offers solutions that many will call radical. it's called "aftershock." great to see you again. >> great to see you. >> we've been dealing with this crisis going back to 2008 but you argue its roots actually go back to 30 years? >> yes. 30 years ago, a typical male
worker in this country is earning just about what the typical male worker is earning today. >> flat? >> absolutely flat. typical families, beginning in the '70s, '80s, everybody worked longer hours in the '90s. in the early part of this decade, everybody went deeper and deeper into debt, obviously that debt bubble burst and there's a limit to how much families can do. >> so what do families do right now, those who are lucky enough to be working? you keep hearing, boy, we've got to get our savings back up, if you save too much and people don't spend and the economy doesn't continue to grow, what do you say to the average family struggling to get by? >> well, i say to the average family, that what you need to do is not necessarily rational for the economy as a whole, but what you need to do is save. you need to cut back on your purchases. you need to economize because this economy, unfortunately, isn't coming back anytime soon. >> you argue, if you don't address the deep problems, we could face a future we almost can't imagine right now. i love the game you play. you talk about the 2020 election. you ask us to imagine the 2020
election. you have chelsea clinton running against george p. bush, a little facetious there. but you say the real candidate if we don't get a handle on this will be margaret jones, the candidate of the independent party, isolation to anti-trade, anti-immigration and would likely cause a collapse? >> george, the argument in the book is to people very well off today is that you will be better off if you have a smaller share of a rapidly growing economy that produces a positive politics than if you have, as do you now, a large share of an economy that is really anemic and is producing a very negative angry politics. >> but your solutions go right into the teeth of the tea party. you call for what, 55% income tax rate on the top 1%. you say medicare for everyone. i can hear the commercials. they also want a carbon tax. they'll say this is exactly, the problem happening now, more government, more taxes? >> no, actually, i come out in favor of lower taxes for the vast majority of people and in
fact wage subsidies for most americans. and free higher public education, a lot of things that we can, as a country, do. the problem is that we are so skewed in terms of wealth and income and power right now and favor people at the top that we can't do it. and, george, when i say these things, a lot people accused me of being a class warrior. but really i'm a class worrier. w-o-r-r-i-e-r. this is historic. we haven't had this degree of concentrated income and wealth in this subject since 1928. you know what happened in 1929? the great depression was a direct result of the middle class not having enough purchasing power to keep the economy going. we're back there again, i'm afraid. >> i also love how you ask people to take responsibility for themselves. and fascinating idea of more cooperatives. >> in terms of what people can do, people can form cooperatives. they can work with other people.
they don't necessarily have to wait until they get the old job back. i make a very important -- i think, very important point for people, that they shouldn't take it personally. i meet all over the country people who have lost their jobs and they say, what did i do wrong. and i say, you did nothing wrong. this is an economic system that's not working unfortunately to help and you your family. don't take it personally. >> but their class worry right now is their children will not have any of the opportunities that they did or their parents did. >> yes, that's why we need to invest in infrastructure and education. like we did in the '50s, '60s and '70s, george. there's no way we can grow as an economy if we don't, not only invest in people, but also make sure the middle class is getting adequate share of the total gainsch economic growth. >> robert riesch, thanks very much. the book is called "aftershock." read an excerpt at abcnews.com/gma. when we come back anne
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pictures that could only come from one photographer and that's anne geddes. the eunique beginning of life hs thrilled many. and now she has a new book called "beginning." nice to have you. >> a tiny little business jumped out and gave me a push in the right direction back to the beginnings in life and all the beautiful thing we take for granted. not just newborns, of course, and pregnant mothers but little geese and eggs and cocoons and seeds and bugs. my daughter in the middle of last year said, no one's go doing want to hang out with you because you're too boring. >> no. but that was your inspiration to come back? >> absolutely. to get back into that world that i didn't realize i'd missed very much when i stepped away for a few years. it's that wonderful period when
a mother is first pregnant, actually all the pregnancy to the birth. you know that first year of caring for a child it's a zone and it's a wonderful zone. and i'm in it all the time when i i'm working. it's so wonderful. >> let's show the many pictures while we're talking. they're gorgeous. >> this is a little cocoon. tiny, tiny little things. and of course, my baby representation of them. aren't they gorgeous. >> how do you make the outfits? >> he looks like a policeman. >> and here? >> a dandelion baby. just a simple thing with the beautiful, beautiful elements of nature. i spent three weeks just photographing. it's wonderful, they stay there when you put them there, you know. and the beautiful flowers and birds and gorgeous, gorgeous little sleeping newborns.
i get the newborns because i shoot at the right time of day. >> let's put up there. her name is miss violet. she's 107 years old. and then she's holding a little baby. >> look. >> look at that. >> is she beautiful or is she not beautiful? >> yes. >> i looked at that image, i thought, you know, she should be on the cover of "vogue" as an example of all of these young girls that at 107 you can look like. i said, i'm going to make you into a beautiful cocoon. she said, you do what you want, dear, as long as i'm not naked. it's not a good look. >> how do you find them? they're not models? these regular people. >> no. all pregnant woman are beautiful. everyone's belly's a different
ship. it doesn't necessarily mean that things aren't normal. all women are beautiful. >> it's not just babies that you have in the book. there is a 9-year-old. >> this is paris. when she saw the book, she said, are you sure i wasn't 10? no, just 9. these little girls just bridging on womenhood. i just tried to reference nature. in so many ways, it wasn't hard. everything just flowed all year. i followed the seasons. >> and you worked with your two daughters? >> yes. >> for the first time on a project like that. how was that? >> it was wonderful. as long as i established who was there. it was good timing. nice with the stage i was sitting at in their careers. for them to see what their mother goes through when she's photographing babies.
until you're actually there in the studio, you really don't know. we shot all last year as well which i thought would be a great thing to do so people can come into that world. now, i understand, because it's so difficult to explain. it's not as easy as it looks. >> it doesn't look easy at all. you make it look that way. thank you for sharing the talent and the beauty. it's great to have you back. >> thank you. >> and to see more of her photos from the book "beginnings" go to our website abcnews.com/gma. next, darius rucker. ♪
"charleston, south carolina," the second time since he made his debut from hootie and the blow fish. give it up. >> thank you. >> is it true you that wrote over 70, 7-0, songs and you found out what was going to make the cut? >> yeah, we had 77 songs and we narrowed it down to 14. it was a lot of yelling and screaming between three cries. >> you can kind of figure it out? >> yeah, cream rises to the top. >> i saw you three months ago with brad paisley? >> yes, that was awesome. >> you have a song with him? >> yeah, we have a duo. >> brad is a hoot. no pun intended. >> that was.
>>. that was good. >> south carolina, that's your home. >> i got to give a shout out to the gamecocks crushing alabama. i love it there. i'm never leaving south carolina i love it there. >> they love you right back. >> i hope so. >> 1966, that's when you were born? >> a long time ago. i feel 44, yeah. i've enjoyed every minute of it. >> is this kind of an intention of the first one? >> yes, this record is where we wanted to pick up where we left off. >> it is beautiful. now performing his hit single "come back song" from the new album "charleston, south carolina, 1966," darius rucker. ♪ ♪
♪ i woke up again this morning and wouldn't you know it pouring rain ♪ ♪ i went and burned a pot of coffee and then i poured it down the drain ♪ ♪ 'cause i didn't know i needed you so and letting you go was wrong ♪ and baby i know you got your radio on so this is my my bad come back song ♪ ♪ i know i said i wouldn't miss you but now i'm saying i'm a
fool ♪ you're on the feel good side of leaving and i'm on the backside of a mule ♪ ♪ 'cause i didn't know i needed you so and letting you go was wrong ♪ and baby i know you got your radio on so this is my so sad come back song ♪ ♪ ♪ and now i'm laying down without you in this king size empty bed ♪ and i wish i had my arms
around you but i'll just dream of you instead ♪ ♪ 'cause i didn't know i needed you so and letting you go was wrong ♪ and baby i know you got your radio on so this is my get back come back ♪ ♪ 'cause i didn't know i needed you so and letting you you go and letting you go was wrong ♪ ♪ and baby i know you got your radio on so this is my my bad come back song ♪ ♪ oh yeah yeah na na na na na
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